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Grilled Chicken Flatbread


GRILLED CHICKEN FLATBREAD
Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

1 package of flatbread, may be purchased at a grocery store
1 chicken breast
1 cup Alfredo sauce
1/2 to 1 grilled red pepper, depending on size
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 garlic clove

Prepare Alfredo sauce from a recipe or use store bought from supermarket. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper, and place in a skillet over medium low heat with 1 tablespoon
of cooking oil. Cook chicken breast for about 4 minutes on one side, flip over, and cook chicken breast on the other side, this should take about 3 to 4 minutes. Slice chicken breast into small slices.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel garlic clove, cut in half, and rub cut garlic clove over the flat bread. Place cooked sliced chicken breast onto flatbread. Coat the bread with Alfredo sauce.
Top with half of the grilled red peppers, and add sprinkle over mozzarella cheese on top of everything. Place into the oven and heat until the mozzarella cheese melts, this should take 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and top with remaining grilled red peppers and add chopped basil before serving.

Tips on how to grill peppers:

How to grill a pepper in the oven. Preheat broiler. Lightly coat the red pepper with olive oil. Grill peppers under the broiler until the skin turns black and the pepper softens slightly. Place pepper into a paper bag to cool for approximately 20 minutes, and then peal off the blackened skin.

How to grill a pepper on a gas stove top. Turn your flame on high, and with metal tongs place the pepper on the gas burner, flip over once one side is blackened, continue to do so until the entire pepper has been blackened. Place pepper into a paper bag to cool for approximately 20 minutes, and the peal off the blackened skin.

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